Fluffy Girl....sounds like a name for a cat or a Hamster. Not this time folks. Fluffy girl is the fat chick I am currently sharing my body with. I figure if I can kick her out, my clothes won't be so tight. ;)
In earlier blogs, I talked a big about wanting to run a 5K, but had a litany of excuses not to do it. My final 2 were that I needed a fantabulous sports bra to contain my more than ample bosom ( my cup runneth over), and I needed shoes that would not kill my feet.
Last week I was finally able to purchase a Ta Ta Tamer , and it's everything it promised! No bounce, no danger of anyone around me losing an eye ( including myself).
My darling hubby also ordered me the shoes I never knew I wanted. Fivefingers ! They are "barefoot" shoes, and I love them....Fiverfingers folks, I'd love it if you'd sponsor my learn-to-run-weightloss journey ( wink wink).
This morning was R Day ( run day),my first day of doing the Couch-to-5K running program. It was a scary prospect, going out into the world, doing something so very far outside my comfort zone.... to mitigate my nerves, I was up at 6am, and on the road by 6:15. ( that's right folks, the sun was barely up). My reasoning: fewer folks would be out and about at that time of morning. ( I saw 2 women out walking their dogs).
I got on my workout clothes ( which I had laid out the night before), found a hat to cram my crazy curly hair into (went au natural yesterday), and grabbed my Ipod. Stepped out the door, and I was swarmed by mosquitoes. Well, no way would I let those little blood suckers stop me. I was up and dressed darn it! Grabbed the Off!, doused myself, and off I went.
I did nearly all the running intervals without pause. I slowed down right before the end of the last 2 intervals, but I never quit.
I really surprised myself. I know I only ran for 60 seconds at a time, but this is huge for me! A few months ago, I would have quit 15 minutes in, lungs burning, gasping for breathe. None of that today! My feet are a little sore now, but nothing like when I tried this before with regular runners. An added bonus is that my knees are ok. usually I'd be crippled up by now.
None of it was graceful, I'd bet it wasn't pretty, but I did it....day 2 is on Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to it.